I took Becca to the vet this afternoon. The vet thinks it may be a Lyme flare up. They did blood work. The courier had just left, so no results until Wednesday. Depending on what the results show…Continue
I just cleaned dog toys out from under the couch and it was an all time record.7 tennis balls3 stuffies1 squeaky1 bully stick2 rawhide chunks1 KongIt was a busy week for Becca I guess. How much do…Continue
I have been researching reflective sun shades and cooling mats for Becca's crate at trials this summer. The summer shows I'm interested in are outdoors and I'm worried about the heat. Maine isn't as…Continue
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Rally went so much better today. I made sure to arrive closer to our class time, and left Becca in the car when I got there. I brought her in about 45 minutes before the we went in the ring. She seemed more at ease today, but still unfocused. We played the name game, every time she looked at me she got a smidge of string cheese. Both strategies worked. We scored a 90 and first place! Even more important, we had fun today.
Two legs down, one to go...I will post some better pics when my…Continue
Becca and I both survived our first rally trial. We just barely qualified with a 73. She was much more interested in the floor than me.I lost many points for tight leash and luring.
I got there early to let her acclimate and to be sure to get crate space. I think It worked against me. She was pretty fried before it was our turn. There were some reactive barking dogs there and she got stressed whenever one of them started. There was one in the row of crates behind us.
What an experience yesterday. Becca and I went to a rally practice match, our first. It had high points and low points. Low points I got sick and Becca blew me off on our first run. High points, everyone was very helpful and welcoming, and our second run went really well.
I have a couple of questions for people who have competed. How do you keep a corgi from vacuuming the floor? On our first run Becca was far more interested in sniffing the floor than in me. Also how do you deal with…Continue
Well, the positive training is making an impact. Becca, Mokey and I have been training together daily. Becca hasn't snapped at Mokey this week, and only lifted her lip a couple of times. I had to take this picture with my laptop. It would have ruined the moment if I had gotten up. They are not cuddling by any means, but they are sharing space.…Continue